Do Just One Thing

Interview with neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain and Just One Thing

RIck Hanson, Author“Change your mind to change your brain. You can rewire to be happier, healthier, and wiser.”

So says, Rick Hanson, PhD, neuropsychologist and author of the bestselling Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. The pocket-sized companion to this bestselling book,  Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time presents over 50 quick yet profoundly powerful simple practices to change the neurocircuitry in your brain to lead to greater happiness, love and wisdom.

Listen to get highlights from “Just One Thing” and Dr. Hanson covering the following:

  • How can we stress-proof our brain?
  • In Just One Thing, you state “When your mind changes, your brain changes.” What is the difference between the brain and the mind and how do the two interrelate?
  • What are some simple daily exercises to reprogram the brain to handle stress better?
  • Some of your practices are opportunities for readers to simply take breaks and sleep more, which seem simple. We are hearing so much lately on the relationship between health and sleep. Why do you advocate more sleep?

Book, Just One ThingAs an expert in neuroscience and positive psychology, Dr. Hanson (rickhanson.net) guides you through contemplative practices and offers additional material for deeper understanding of the exercise. He is founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, and has taught at Oxford, Stanford,  Harvard, and in meditation centers in Europe, North America, and Australia. 

Don’t Stain Your Brain with thoughts and actions that deplete it. Listen to this interview to enhance your mental level.

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About Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams

Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MAhave been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened–with them–on the European continent back when leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their fitness experience spans 3 decades on land, sea, and airwaves.

Kymberly has taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 30 years to more than 10,000 exercisers. She is former faculty at University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies. IDEA, the International Association for Health and Fitness Professionals tapped her to serve as the inaugural editor for Fitness Edge, a publication devoted solely to group exercise leaders. Finally she knew enough people in the exercise world that she became a three-time nominee and finalist for IDEA’s Program Director of the Year award.

Kymberly also worked the mind attaining a Master’s Degree in English. Her true specialty was conducting business writing seminars and helping professionals communicate more effectively in the business world. From hosting an international fitness TV program to serving as grammar expert on a live show, Kymberly has led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar for all.

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Alexandra has her advanced degree in counseling, which qualifies her to ask nosy questions of her two teens. Combining her love of words and the microphone, she has also had a successful run as a radio presenter, emcee and comedian. She loves to work, so she also writes for her blog and is a frequent guest contributor to a variety of blogs about business and health.

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